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Students’ plans for Spring Break

Matthew Groves, Reporter
March 13
Filed under LIFE, Uncategorized

Marshall University students are busy preparing for a week that is sure to be filled with adventure and excitement as students take a week off from studying and working in classes to have some fun over this year’s Spring Break. Marshall’s diverse campus is accompanied this year by many plans student...

Hoops for Hope score big for philanthropy

Matthew Groves, Reporter
March 12
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Alpha Xi Delta raised money for their philanthropy organization, Autism Speaks, during their Hoops for Hope basketball tournament Thursday at the Marshall University Recreation Center. This is the second year Alpha Xi Delta has hosted the three-on-three basketball tournament to raise money for their...

College of Business students collaborate in new Study Lounge

Luke Carpenter, Reporter
March 12
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Future business leaders know it takes a wholesome work environment and teamwork to execute their strategy, or in this case, master their classes and graduate. Since the midterm, a few business students have integrated the Corbly Hall Study Lounge into their weekly routine. The lounge, located on the...

MU Film Screenings for Women’s History Month

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
March 12
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Marshall’s Women’s Center is celebrating Women’s History Month by hosting film screenings all month long. Several films and events will be spread out during the month of March for students. The film screenings are offered in Freshman South. The movie “Spy” will be played at 7 p.m. March...

Progressive group hopes to persuade Manchin to support Planned Parenthood

Adam Stephens, Reporter
March 6
Filed under Uncategorized

The Marshall University progressive political group Students for Reproductive Justice hosted a table in the Memorial Student Center Monday with the goal of persuading students, faculty and staff to call West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and urge him to vote in favor of protecting women’s health...

“Rockin’ Road to Dublin” steps into Keith-Albee spotlight

Austin Creel, Reporter
March 6
Filed under LIFE, Uncategorized

The “Rockin’ Road to Dublin” will cross into Huntington’s Keith-Albee theater Tuesday, March 14, bringing an acclaimed combination of dance, music and lights — all set to live Irish rock. The show has already performed in 38 cities since the fall of 2016, with 42 more live shows underway sin...

Herd women’s basketball drops final home game to Charlotte

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
February 25
Filed under SPORTS, Uncategorized, WEEKEND WATCH, Women's Basketball

The Marshall University women’s basketball team fell Saturday afternoon in its final game this season in the Cam Henderson Center by a score of 89-75 to the Charlotte 49ers. The loss marked the eighth straight defeat for the Herd. Charlotte meanwhile snapped a four-game losing streak of its own in...

Marshall faculty discuss bills that could affect university

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
February 23
Filed under Uncategorized

The Marshall University Legislative Affairs Committee has been keeping track of bills going through the legislature that could affect Marshall University. Multiple bills have been introduced in the legislature that specifically relate to higher education. The Marshall University Legislative Affairs...

West Virginia Hot Dog Blog takes a bite out of Appalachian tradition

West Virginia Hot Dog Blog takes a bite out of Appalachian tradition

William Izzo, Life Editor
February 9
Filed under Uncategorized

West Virginia is home to unique food: pepperoni rolls, dishes made with wild ramps and homemade apple butter. Amongst all of those specialized foods, head Weenie Wonk of the West Virginia Hot Dog Blog, Staton Means, said there is nothing as unique as a West Virginia hot dog. “Hot dogs are different no matter wh...

Marshall at the Movies presents ‘Hidden Figures’

February 8
Filed under Uncategorized

Marshall University’s Campus Activities Board presented the film “Hidden Figures” Tuesday as part of Marshall at the Movies at Pullman Square Marquee Theater. Students were able to get a free ticket to the event in the Students Activities office to attend the 9 p.m. showing. The movie told...

Editors’ Picks: Books, movies, TV to celebrate Black History Month

February 6
Filed under Uncategorized

February is Black History Month, where we raise awareness of and celebrate African American contributions throughout history. Where sometimes textbooks are lacking, Black History Month seeks to fill those gaps and create a space to discuss the influential African American figures and achievements that changed ...

Turning Point USA gives conservative students a voice

Turning Point USA gives conservative students a voice

Adam Stephens, Reporter
February 2
Filed under Uncategorized

It is no secret that college campuses are full of students who want their voices heard and want to be active politically. Marshall University’s chapter of Turning Point USA had an info table set up at the Memorial Student Center Thursday to reach out to students. According to their website, Turning...